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Smaller-Gauge Shotguns For Home Defense?

Do you have to have a 12-gauge? We look at the facts.

Reviewed: Rock Island Armory All Generations Pump-Action Shotgun

They call it "All Generations" because it'll fit your whole family...for generations to come.

Defensive Shotgun Accessories: What Do You Need?

Jim Wilson weighs in on what's just extra weight.

Should You Pattern Your Home-Defense Shotgun?

Recently, I’ve received several letters from readers asking if they should “pattern” their home defense...

3 Self Defense Myths That Just Won't Go Away

I don’t mean to sound like an old grouch—really I don’t...

3 Candidates For Your One and Done Gun

Buying your first gun? Need one that can "do it all"? Here are three thoughts.

Frangible Ammunition: Pros, Cons & Myths

How is frangible ammo different, and should you use it?

Shotshells: Interpreting the Numbers on the Box

The numbers printed on the top flap of shotgun shell boxes are a form of...

Escort Slugger $220 Pump-Action Shotguns Available Now

When we saw these at the 2020 SHOT Show, we knew they'd be a hit...for...

How to Customize Your Tactical Shotgun

Here’s something you should consider when you’re customizing your inertia-driven scattergun.

Top 6 Fun Guns Under $400

Affordable, loads of fun to shoot and inexpensive to own? Sign us up!

Home Defense for Newbies: Pistol-Grip-Only Shotguns vs. Pistol-Caliber Carbines

Both platforms are excellent choices, but there are some things newbies need to know.

How to Choose the Right Shotgun Choke & Shot Size

Shotguns are wonderfully versatile, but you're still going to need to make some choices. Here's...

Home Defense With Henry's Lever-Action .410-Bore Shotgun

Is the "lowly lipstick cartridge" enough for armed home defense?

SHOT 2020: $220 Escort Slugger Shotguns!

Need a wallet-friendly home-defense shottie? Here you go, Slugger!

Home Defense: Pistols vs. Shotguns vs. Rifles

Each has pros and cons; the question for you is what is best for your...

Reviewed: Federal Force X2 Home-Defense Buckshot

Federal's got a brand new (and safer-for-you) shotgun load.

How to Use a Field Shotgun For Home Defense

Can Grandpa's old Skeet gun be used for self-defense? Yes, and here's how!

First Impressions: Escort's 3 New Budget-Friendly Pump-Action Shotguns

Dependable, affordable, sized right for your family AND your wallet.
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